New Hibs signing Emiliano Marcondes says he wants to make himself 'edible' again while at Easter Road.
The Danish midfielder arrived on loan from Bournemouth this week after being out since last May with a foot injury, and made his debut in the second half of Hibs' 3-0 home defeat to Rangers on Wednesday.
And after getting his first action of the season, the 28-year-old came up with an unexpected analogy for his goals while in Scotland.
“My agent actually said that as a footballer, when you haven’t played for a long period, you are like a cold pasta dish" he said.
“So, no-one wants you and you are not very interesting to eat when you haven’t been playing and have been injured.
“When you are in that situation you have to put yourself in the oven and warm yourself up and that’s how I feel right now.
“I have to put myself in the oven and make myself edible again and make sure I’m wanted again. That is the picture I like to put in my head. I want to make sure I am a nice pasta dish that people want again.”